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The Active Aging Forum is a discussion board for practitioners and researchers in the active aging field. This is where professionals around the world can share ideas, suggestions, and strategies concerning aging.

 

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The Active Aging Forum is a discussion board for practitioners and researchers in the active aging field. This is where professionals around the world can share ideas, suggestions, and strategies concerning aging.


There are two forums: a research forum and a professional issues forum. Hosts start new discussions by providing an open-ended question, highlighting a trend, or pointing out a provocative issue. Before joining the discussion, please read our forum rules.


Have a question or need help? Read the Forum FAQs or Contact Us.



 
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October 2009 Practitioner Question:

Typically, the healthiest members of the population are the most willing to participate in an educational intervention. How can we target/include those who have greatest need and yet are the least likely to participate? Are there specific areas of health risk that need to be addressed when educating older adults? What is the best educational format for introducing risk reduction strategies to older adults? read more

October 2009 Researcher Question:

Many researchers have focused their efforts on assessing health risk behaviors of older adults. However, it is not clear how to best influence this population to change, so research continues. What are the essential areas of health risk that need to be addressed when educating older adults? What are some research tools you currently use to assess this potential behavior change? read more

September 2009 Practitioner Question:

What do you think about the new American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Position Stand on Exercise and Older People? Do you think the guidelines take into account all the components of fitness? What do you think about floor work and retraining or ensuring people maintain the skills to get up off the floor unaided? read more

September 2009 Researcher Question:

Research on aging and physical activity is plentiful, and more and more evidence is helping to shape the way we prescribe and recommend exercise to older adults. How do these new guidelines and recommendations influence your research? Do they include all components of fitness? What is the future of research in this area? read more

August 2009 Researcher Question:

There has been a lot of research regarding balance in older adults. What research seems to be the most promising in terms of falls and fall prevention, and why? read more

August 2009 Practitioner Question:

Which tools are best when assessing an individual’s risk of falling? Are there specific exercise guidelines practitioners can use for fall prevention? read more

June-July 2009 Researcher Question:

As a researcher, what barriers do you encounter when working with older adults? What incentives do you find to be most successful in enticing this population to participate in research studies? read more

June-July 2009 Practitioner Question:

What are the greatest challenges in getting your older adult clients to participate in programs? What are the best motivators? read more

This Month's Question:

Which tools are best when assessing an individual’s risk of falling? And are there specific exercise guidelines practitioners can use for fall prevention? read more

This Month's Question:

Fall prevention is a hot topic in our field. What has research shown, and where are the gaps in fall prevention research? read more
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